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copperplate

[ kop-er-pleyt ]
/ ˈkɒp ərˌpleɪt /
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noun
a plate of polished copper on which a writing, picture, or design is made by engraving or etching.
a print or impression from such a plate.
engraving or printing of this kind.
a fine, elegant style of handwriting.
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Origin of copperplate

First recorded in 1655–65; copper1 + plate1
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British Dictionary definitions for copperplate

copperplate
/ (ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt) /

noun
a polished copper plate on which a design has been etched or engraved
a print taken from such a plate
a fine handwriting based upon that used on copperplate engravings
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